Rap star MAC MINISTER was arrested in San Francisco, California, yesterday (02MAR06) for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The 35-year-old hitmaker, born ANDRE DOW, was indicted in Las Vegas last November (05) on two counts of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Dow and JASON 'CORLEONE' MATHIS are suspected of being involved in the May 2005 murders of fellow rappers ANTHONY 'FAT TONE' WATKINS and JERMAINE 'COWBOY' AKINS, in a bid to avenge the 2004 death of ANDRE 'MAC DRE' HICKS - also a rapper. Just after the murders, police found a Pontiac Sunfire vehicle on fire in Vallejo, California. They tracked the vehicle to Mathis' girlfriend, LEE DANAE LAURSEN. Laursen was shot dead two days after the indictment of Dow. Police claim Dow is also a "person of interest" in the killing of Laursen.